“Real Marriage #5: Understanding and Appreciating Roles [part 2] — Pastor Shane Idleman – 3/3/2012

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12/17/2011 “Sin, Sabbath,Salvation & Judgment” – Pastor Shane Idleman

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“Sin, Sabbath,Salvation & Judgment” – Pastor Shane Idleman – 12/17/2011

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The Holy Spirit… Not Just for Charismatics

November 27th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on The Holy Spirit… Not Just for Charismatics)

This is part III in a series on the Holy Spirit

Last week, I asked how many can say like Jeremiah, “His word was in my heart like a burning fire, shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not” (20:9)?

If we are honest, we realize that the power of the Holy Spirit is clearly missing in the lives of many Christians.

I came across an encouraging book a few years ago entitled, They Found The Secret. It contains brief biographies of Christian leaders such as D.L. Moody, John Bunyan, Amy Carmichael, Charles Finney, Adoniram Judson, Oswald Chambers, Hudson Taylor, Andrew Murray, and more who (in their opinion) received the baptism of the Spirit after conversion…sometimes years later. In many cases, it wasn’t until they finally surrendered their entire life to God that they experienced such intensity that could only be born of the Spirit.

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We’ve Drifted From Being Confrontational To Popular

October 16th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on We’ve Drifted From Being Confrontational To Popular)

Back to the topic of preaching: Many argue that we can’t preach with authority because we need to have a flexible approach to all aspects of theology. By “flexible” they mean accommodating all beliefs, but truth is not “flexible” when it comes to absolutes; it’s solid and unyielding—an anchor. Truth liberates. Truth rebuilds. Truth restores. Truth heals. Truth transforms. Truth prevails…you don’t change truth; truth changes you.

During The Yale Lectures on Preaching (1891) by James Stalker, Stalker rightly noted Martin Luther’s list of qualifications for being a minister. Two of the top ten were: 1) “He should be sure of what he means to say.” 2) “And be ready to stake body and soul, goods and reputation, on its truth.” Luther, Calvin, Swingli, Knox, and many more, flamed the fires of the Reformation with godly confrontation.

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